Cape Town - Baroka interim coach MacDonald Makhubedu says the club are targeting a top-10 Absa Premiership finish with a view to becoming even more of a threat in 2018/19.
Makhubedu will be in charge of the team until the end of the current campaign following the dismissal of Kgoloko Thobejane for breaching club rules.
Thobejane was reportedly caught drinking alcohol in the team bus after a defeat to Free State Stars earlier in the season, and has since been sent packing.
Nonetheless, the new man in charge has had a good start to life with two wins and three draws in all competitions. Bakgaga are seventh in the standings with six league games to play.
"The mandate is to be in the top 10, that's what they told us to achieve and build for next season," he said as quoted by KickOff website.
"Next season the management told us that they want top five, but this season at least to be in the top 10, and we must be safe from relegation when there are five games left.
"Maybe we can sneak into the top eight. Expectations are not that high from management, there is no pressure. They just want the team to finish in the top 10.
"I think last season was a learning curve. I think somewhere somehow, respect was not there."